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Doyle, Richard. (& William Allingham). Fairyland - Pictures From the Elf-World. London: Longman's Green & Co, 1870. Folio. Original cloth gilt. A fine copy.
First edition. Richard Doyle's masterpiece is indubitably In Fairyland, a series of Pictures from the Elf World, with a poem by William Allingham, printed by Edmund Evans and published by Longman in time for Christmas 1869 (dated 1870). In the 16 colour plates and 36 line illustrations plus title page, Doyle was given a completely free hand. The folio was richly bound in green cloth, and has been described as one of the finest examples of Victorian book production (Richard Dalby, The Golden Age of Children's Book Illustration, 1991 p. 12). The illustrations were used in the publication of another book as well, The Princess Nobody by Andrew Lang (1884).[7]__-----wikipedia (#kfk743) $4,500.00

 

 

 

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